Days after Sushant Singh Rajput’s buddy Siddharth Pithani claimed the actor’s household was pressurizing him to offer a press release towards Rhea Chakraborty to the police, the lawyer employed by his household has questioned his credibility. Vikas Singh, who’s representing the actor’s household, claimed Siddharth was offering data to the household towards Rhea Chakroborty until July 25 however later did a volte-face.
“Until in all probability July 25, he was speaking to the household and attempting to assist by telling them that Rhea Chakraborty has been instrumental in no matter occurred to Sushant,” the lawyer instructed Occasions of India. “Instantly, he has executed a volte-face. I don’t know what occurred, however I hope the police resolve the matter quickly and discover out what position he (Pithani) performed on this case and whether or not he has any data that he hasn’t shared.”
Pithani wrote a mail to the Mumbai Police that he was being requested by the household to say a transaction of Rs 15 crore allegedly made by Rhea. The e-mail is part of the petition filed within the Supreme Courtroom by Rhea to switch the FIR to Mumbai from Patna. “It is rather shocking. If this was written to solely the Mumbai Police, how did it attain Rhea? By now when this mail is coming in public gentle, Rhea is already talked about as an accused now within the FIR, so there’s no query of the police sharing it with Rhea. If Pithani had despatched it to Rhea, his credibility is doubtful. In that case, it was solely set as much as file it in Courtroom.”
He went on to say that Pithani was residing with Sushant when he died on June 14. “This boy (Pithani) was residing with Sushant and he was the one who found the lifeless physique. So when he discovered the door locked, he didn’t open it till Sushant’s sister got here. He waited for one-and-half hours,” the lawyer mentioned.
Talking to ANI, Pithani had mentioned on Friday, “Sushant’s members of the family instructed me a few Rs 15-crore transaction made by Rhea and requested me to say this in my assertion. I instructed his members of the family that I’ll solely inform what I do know and consider. They requested me to come back to Patna. I met them after Sushant’s dying.”
“However this sudden mode of change, I have no idea. After this, I contacted the police and instructed them all the things. They’ve given me an electronic mail handle to share the data. I instructed police that Sushant’s household is asking me to say some issues in my assertion. I want I actually learn about these transactions. If I knew about it, I’d have given the assertion. I don’t know about this Rs 15 crore,” he mentioned.
An FIR was filed by Rajput’s father KK Singh towards actor Rhea Chakraborty in Bihar underneath a number of sections together with abetment of suicide.